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What is the average temperature on Jupiter?

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The planet Jupiter has an average temperature of -238 degrees Fahrenheit, but temperatures can reach as high as 36,000 degrees in its rocky core. There are also clouds on Jupiter that reach temperatures as low as -280 degrees. These clouds cover the the entire planet and most likely consists of ammonia ice crystals that change to ammonia droplets at lower altitudes.

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The atmosphere on Jupiter is very dry and dense, and it is made up of a combination of helium and hydrogen and even lesser amounts of ammonia and methane. Jupiter is an extremely windy and unforgiving planet that is constantly subjected to massive counter-clockwise moving storms. The winds on Jupiter are guided by internal heat, reaching and exceeding speeds of more than 400 mph.

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